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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
Including this morning:
The Top 20 - a look at the new chart at 7.32; Beverly Alt presents this week's fashion tips; Ask Alison -
Alison Mitchell presents her weekly money advice and takes your calls on [number removed].


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: Play School

Presenter Sarah Long Guest Stuart Bradley
Story: Talkative Turtle (trad) Director BARBARA RODDAM


Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Guest Stuart Bradley

: Gharbar

Gharbar celebrates Diwali with songs and music and discusses the importance and significance of this major Hindu festival.
An Asian Unit presentation BBCPebbleMill

: Write Now!

A series of eight programmes on letter-writing with scenes written by SUE TOWNSEND
5:Return to Sender
You don't have to be rude to write a successful letter of complaint, but it does help to keep to the point.
Assistant producer STEPHEN MOSS Producer SALLY KIRKWOOD (R)
Accompanying pack from.
[address removed] Send your address and three first class stamps.


Producer: Stephen Moss
Producer: Sally Kirkwood
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Bella: Brenda Bruce
Andrew: George Layton
Jackie: Helen Pearson

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles
12.55 Regional News


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: John Kettley

: Pebble Mill at One

with Josephine Buchan and Bob Langley
Norman Parkinson , top photographer and eccentric, talks about his life and work. Beverley Piper is back with more microwave cookery. The journey to glamorous Houston continues. Music is from
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen.


Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Norman Parkinson
Unknown: Kenny Ball

: Mop and Smiff

Written and presented by Mike Amatt
The Treasure
Mop turns detective, and leads Smiff on a false scent. Producer DAVID BROWN (R)


Presented By: Mike Amatt
Producer: David Brown

: Regional News

: Paddington: Paddington Turns Detective



Writer: Michael Bond
Narrator: Michael Hordern
Music by: Herbert Chappell
Animated and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Fingermouse

with Iain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy
Guitar: music from sunny Spain and snowy Russia sets Fingermouse dancing. He meets Drat the Rat outside in the snow and they have a race to the top of the slippery snowman.


Presenter: Iain Lauchlan
Presenter: Jane Hardy
Music: Richard Brown
Guitar: Graham Atha
Puppets: Joanne Cole
Graphics: Clare Beaton
Designer: Richard Brackenbury
Producer: Michael Cole

: The Voyages of Dr Dolittle

A cartoon serial about the good doctor who can talk with animals. The Sun God
The Doctor and his friends are captured by the Warrior-King but Tommy and the young Prince make friends.

: Hartbeat

A different approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart , Joanna Kirk
Make explosive pictures by cutting photographs and polystyrene. Jo paints a huge bottle of champagne and Mr Bennett has to fit a new security system. It all ends in tears, but watch out for your work in the Gallery.
Assistant producer JANE TARLETON Producer CHRISTOPHER PILKINGTON If you are 15 or under and would like to send a picture to the Gallery, send your entry to: Hartbeat, BBCtv, London W3 6XZ
There's a prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address on the back. But sorry, none can be returned.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Joanna Kirk
Unknown: Mr Bennett
Producer: Jane Tarleton
Producer: Christopher Pilkington
the Caretaker: Colin Bennet

: Colour in the Creek

5: Mum tries to teach Alec and Biddy their lessons. And Jonno wonders whether
Father Christmas will ever be able to find their camp.


Producer: Michael Midlan
Director: Rob Stewart
Dad: Dennis Miller
Mum: Judy Morris
Alec: Ken Talbot
Biddy: Pascale Moray
Jonno: Hugh Clairmont-Simpson

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon
Tonight's subjects on the Spotlight board include cinema, sport, current affairs and gardening.
Remember three letters will be given and you will have to find the longest word when you're put In a Spin.


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Six O'Clock News

Nicholas WitcheU and Andrew Harvey present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Regional news magazines

London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today

: Wogan

One of the French winners of the great Wogan balloon race thought Wogan was a suburb of west London. So that's what the W stands for in W12! Director BRUCE MILLAR Producer JON PLOWMAN
Series producer FRANCES WHITAKER


Director: Bruce Millar
Producer: Jon Plowman
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: Porridge

Ronnie Barker
A Storm in a Teacup by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS featuring
Brian Wilde , Fulton Mackay with Richard Beckinsale and Peter Vaughan Ronald Lacey
Produced by SYDNEY LOTTERBY (R) Record or cassette, Porridge, REB/ZCF 270 from retailers
Videos also starring Ronnie Barker : Open All Hours. BBCV/B7017
The Best of the Two Ronnies, BBCV/B7002 from retailers


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Ronald Lacey
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Harry Grout: Peter Vaughan
Harris: Ronald Lacey
Warren: Sam Kelly
McLaren: Tony Osoba
Lukewarm: Christopher Biggins
Spider: John Moore
Crusher: John Dair

: Tenko

The last in the series created by LAVINIA WARNER Part 10 by ANNE VALERY
The days leading up to the departure home are fraught with a mixture of elation, anxiety and disappointment.
Music composed by JAMES HARPHAM Producer KEN RIDDINGTON
Director MICHAEL OWEN MORRIS (R) Book, Last Tenko. f-2.50 from booksellers


Unknown: Anne Valery
Unknown: Kate Norris
Composed By: James Harpham
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Michael Owen Morris
Dr Beatrice Mason: Stephanie Cole
Phyllis Bristow: Elspet Gray
Christina Campbell: Emily Bolton
Stephen Wentworth: Preston Lockwood
Sister Ulrica: Patricia Lawrence
Marion Jefferson: Ann Bell
Mrs Van Meyer: Elizabeth Chambers
Sister Pickering: Sonia Woolley
Mr Ling: Robert Lee
Jane: Octavia Taten
Maggie Thorpe: Elizabeth Mickery
Jake Haulter: Damien Thomas
Joss Holbrook: Jean Anderson
Clifford Jefferson: Jonathan Newth
Colonel Jackson: Michael Lees
Major Yamauchi: Burt Kwouk
Sailors: Shep Woolley,
Sailors: Alan Mock

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Party with The Rt Hon David Steel , MP, Leader of the Liberal Party


Unknown: David Steel

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and John Humphrys Weather News


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Soldiers

A History of Men in Battle Presented by Frederick Forsyth
The sapper is the soldier who makes warfare possible - the military engineer. It is his job to open the way for the advancing army, clearing the path ahead. He builds bridges, roads and airfields, lifts and detonates mines and overcomes obstacles of every sort. At the same time he must create his own obstacles to block his opponent's advance. The sapper's is one of the most dangerous of all the soldier's occupations. Clearing the way usually means leading the way, so the engineer usually has to do his job under fire, without being able to take cover, unable to stop....
Written by JOHN KEEGAN
Photography JOHN WALKER Film editor PAULINE DYKES Producer IAN TAYLOR
Series producer JOHN GAU


Presented By: Frederick Forsyth
Written By: John Keegan
Written By: Photography John Walker
Editor: Pauline Dykes

: Sportsnight

Steve Rider introduces the night's biggest sporting events, both taking place within a few yards of each other at Wembley.
World Cup Football
At the famous old stadium
Northern Ireland know that a draw against England tonight will qualify them for next summer's finals in Mexico.
But with the eyes of the world upon them, Bobby Robson 's team are not in the mood to give points away.
Commentator JOHN MOTSON
International Tennis
The Benson and Hedges Championship
At Wembley Arena, BORIS BECKER is making his first appearance in this country since his astonishing triumph at Wimbledon last July. The teenager is seeded 4, but if he comes through the early rounds successfully, is set for an epic confrontation with the US Open Champion IVAN LENDL.
Commentators DAN MASKELL and JOHN BARRETT Television presentation:


Unknown: Bobby Robson
Commentator: John Motson
Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Ivan Lendl.
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Producer: Roger Moody
Editor: John Rowlinson

: Weather

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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